25 Years of Food Follies: 1987-2012
1987 | The frank gets longer
Portion growth in 2012 is old news: In 1987, the 6.5-ounce bottle of cola is already a relic, having been replaced by 10-ounce cans and 12-ounce bottles. Bagels have ballooned from 3- to 5- or 6-inch rounds. Why not weenies? American hot dogs had been about 4.8 inches long since the late 1800s, nestled in buns that were longer than the sausage. Now Oscar Mayer introduces the bun-length hot dog. The new, adjusted tube steaks are 6 inches, with 2g more sat fat (a 40% increase) and 40 more calories (a 30% increase).